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Umlani Bushcamp

3.0 of 5 Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic experience. We got to see all the big 5 in our first trip out in the bush, Beautiful location and fantastic professional and pleasant staff. Picked up at airport , and spotted Hippo,Lions and giraf on our way to Umlani.

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot recommend this place enough. If you want a true and amazing bush feeling, fantastic game drives, living next to a nature and an awesome staff you must come to Umlani. Do not miss this opportunity!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming here for the fourth time in a time span of 14 years, Umlani never fails to give you the ultimate bush experience. Everybody, from the cook to the ranger, is dedicated to making your safari as unforgettable as possible. It's eco friendly, rustic, and highly atmospheric. Apart from that, it is really affordable as well. The best way to... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The camp is perfectly situated and easy to find and I can't praise it enough. The huts and spacious and comfortable and the staff are friendly and attentive. We had the best game drive experience ever and managed to see the Big 5 and a cheetah during our short 2-day visit. Amos and Andrew did a great job of tracking... More 

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Glen Iris, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

A truly unique experience The food the service the game drives the treetop cubby house this place has it all Saw big 5 in 3 days a pack of wild dogs hunting and a giraffe drinking at water hole whilst we were in the treehouse Highly recommend it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very nice and friendly personel. Excellent safaris whith very competent rangers and trackers. Good food and very nice accomodation. Good chance to se the Big Five! We really recommend Umlani Bushcamp!

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los angeles, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If there is such a thing as decadent roughing it, this is it! An amazing outdoor experience with opportunities to witness all of the wildness of South African animals in their natural habitat, with all of the comforts of hotel staff. I cannot recommend it enough! Spend a night in the treehouse if you can!

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hoedspruit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I spent 2 days at Umlani in december, and really enjoyed it ! Nothing fancy but comfortable huts, friendly & reliable staff, good food and some amazing sightings, especially a leopard one. This is real african bush experience. Highly recommended if you are not stuck to 5 stars.

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation we appreciate it More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A group of us travelled to Umlani for our third visit as a group. Some of the group had been there on many more occasions. As a genuine "Bush" experience it does not get any better. No electricity, No cell phone, good food, wonderful game drives with very knowledgeable rangers. We had four nights which we agreed was just the... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Umlani and for coming back for a third visit . I am pleased with your appreciation of Umlani as being a genuine bush experience . Hope fully we see you for a fourth visit. best regards Marco More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We spent 4 of the greatest nights at Umlani back in early Sept. Animals galore. We were there during the end of the dry season and saw the Big 5 in two game drives in just 2 days and then repeatedly over the subsequent 6 drives. Our driver Johnson and our tracker Ephraim were excellent at finding the game and... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for the review , how's the drumming coming along haha ? I am glad you had some of the greatest nights at Umlani.We appreciate you recommending Umlani to others . best regards Marco More 

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Umlani Bushcamp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Umlani Bushcamp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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